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Posted by David, a Litigation client, Flag
Jan is a very intelligent and strategic attorney. He's well versed in commercial litigation and I had a pleasant experience working with him. on my case. He is now my personal and business attorney in the state of Maryland.
Posted by Rick, a Federal Regulation client, Flag
We had an unusual legal concern and we approached many attorneys seeking assistance on the confiscation of goods in keeping with a Federal Judgment in Maryland in another state. There really was no law or precedent with which to proceed. Mr. Berlage uncharacteristic of other lawyers remained undaunted and we proceeded with the action. Mr. Berlage was the right mix of conservative and aggressive in trying to protect our rights. Ultimately the case was tossed on a technicality and the fact that though huge to us was small for a busy Federal Court judge. Still, the issue isn't over for us and may again be taken up. If so, Mr. Berlage is the expert that we will trust to create a proper strategy while respecting financial realities.
Wholly by accident we came to interact with Mr. Berlage on other levels as well and my wife and I were immediately struck by not only his professionalism but his warmth as a human being, his discipline, eye for detail, and his integrity. Yes, I'm actually talking about a person practicing a craft that so often is the brunt of humor because so often we experience the polar opposite of what I've written here.
I do hope that I will be able to avoid any further need for the expertise of a lawyer as any right-minded person would agree BUT if I ever do need legal assistance especially in litigation - I will DEFINITELY work with Mr. Berlage.
I could go on and list so many ways were this attorney excelled but I fear that the reader would suspect me of being a relative. I can assure the reader that I never knew Mr. Berlage before obtaining his legal assistance but I'm not very glad that I've found someone I can trust to handle any legal eventuality I might have in my business or my life!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Mr. Berlage has proven to be very knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy. His professionalism and support throughout our case was outstanding. He answered any questions we had and kept us informed during the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.
Posted by Kratina, a Tax client, Flag
This is not the first time I have hired Jan. He is very, very, very responsive. When you're in a legal jam, the last thing anyone wants is to wonder if your attorney is doing the job you hired them to do. Jan is by far the best at keeping me informed, and properly informed, there are no empty promises or false hopes. There is a large value in being able to trust people these days.
Posted by Mark, a Real Estate client, Flag
Jan was referred to us by our New Jersey counsel to handle a real estate and bank loan matter in Maryland. From the beginning, Jan was extremely responsive, informative, a good legal guide and he communicated and coordinated well with our counsel throughout. I would not hesitate to employ his services again if matters arise in his area of jurisdiction.
Posted by Jessie, a Fraud client, Flag
He did a great job and won my case
Posted by John, a Litigation client, Flag
Jan Berlage is without question one of the finest and most competent attorneies in the nation. In addition, he is a rare man of his word and the most trustworthy individual I have met in decades. He is my personal attorney as well as our corporate attorney. Over the past decade I have recommended dozens of personal friends and business associates to him without hestation or reservation. They all had glowing things to say about how well he handled their needs. Our firm has clients all over the United States and we have dealt with literally hundreds of attorneys in our management , finance, and fund raising consulting practice. Jan Berlage has no equal in our estimation.
Posted by Alix, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I worked with Jan for three years on estate planning and administration for an ailing senior relative of mine. Jan has been a great help during that difficult time. I praise his responsiveness, knowledgeable efficiency and professionalism while showing a keen sense of human nature and being generous with his time and attention. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Cheryl, a Residential client, Flag
Jan help me with the home. My home was left to my sister and myself and I wanted to sell it and my sister thought she should have been given half of any monies that were received. Well I did not feel that she deserved half, since I was the one keeping up with up keep, property taxes, loans and so on. Jan made my sister and her attorney realize that she was not going to get half. Jan made it easier for me to work with him, through emails, and phone calls. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Jim, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I did a telephone interview with Jan and was very impressed with his professionalism and warm personality, however, he assured me that he was organized and client focused on what we (wife) wanted to accomplish. We hired Jan based on what I learned in the interview about how he would handle the case but, I also felt that we could devlop a team relationship with him. Once we started informing Jan about our dilema with our friend (debtor) and he began giving us options on what could be done, I knew that we had selected the right person to help us.
Jan made it very easy for us to cope with the dilema we were in. He became very confident that we could win a judgement against the debtor and always kept us current by explaining what he was doing and why. He worked through each obstacle with precision and always with the utmost professionalism to us and debtor. We were blessed the day I called him and retained him to handle our case.
Posted by Thomas, a Business client, Flag
Mr. Berlage guided my company through an arbitration process for a construction project. Throughout the process he was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and helpful with the counsel provided to my company. Ultimately his expertise reduced our overall liability and got us on the positive end of litigation. My firm also consults for several lawyers as expert witnesses in construction cases. Our relationship with Mr. Berlage is both as client and consultant. We would not hesitate to refer him and actively do. His best piece of advice was to "always prepare to litigate" and because of that my firm has grown stronger in the construction industry.
Posted by Chaitanya, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Jan is not only a great lawyer, he is a wise man on whose advice, we can base a lot of business decisions. Highly ethical, prompt and fair in all his dealings. His advice is pure gold on the best strategy to protect the interests of the client, much above and beyond the call of duty or what is required , it has been a real pleasure, working with him and his expertise is a real asset to a client. He will always deliver and on time. I would highly recommend Jan.
Jan handled a difficult and long case for us besides advising us on many other issues of intellectual property, he has a thorough knowledge of case law and is extremely hardworking and devoted to his clients, even clients like us who aren't on his time zone, he makes the effort to available on holidays or even Sundays if the matter is important, Jan always puts the clients interest on top. Jan is also helped by a good team.
Posted by Sherry, a Animal Law client, Flag
I had a telephone consultation after contacting Mr. Berlage through this website via email. He was extremely prompt in responding to my request. He gave me valuable information and advised me on a very sad and difficult legal issue. He was sincere in his sorrow for the shooting of our beloved family dog, Roxie. Thank you for your help, Mr. Berlage.
Posted by alexander, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
mr berlage was wonderful! being a senior citizen, he took great care in my case and made time to explain everything in great detail. i was always informed and felt very comfortable working with him. my results were very favorable and i would recommend mr jan berlage anytime!
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
I have known Jan Berlage for many years, and have sought legal advice from him from time to time in the areas of identity theft, harassment and employment law. In all cases I found Jan's advice and judgment valuable and sound. Following every incident where I relied on Jan's legal advice, I've had a much better view of how to proceed forward. I have found him quite generous with his time and have always found him to be of the highest character and integrity.
Posted by a client, Flag
Jan is an outstanding attorney and individual....He was a pleasure to work with and I would definately hire him again...i would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks for all your hard work and help Jan!!
Posted by a Commercial client, Flag
Jan did an excellent job for me. There were several complicated issues in my case which he explained to me not only so I could understand each one, but how they interrelated with each other. He was honest, fair and enthusiastic. He was also great to see in action. Jan is a truly awesome trial attorney
Posted by a Litigation client, Flag
Jan assisted us with a complex commercial litigation matter, and we could not be happier.